As he spreads the bulletin of accord with Indian doubles accomplice Rohan Bopanna, tennis amateur Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi says he additionally wants to actual the "very amiss perception" that Pakistan is a agitator country.
Nicknamed the 'Indo-Pak Express', Qureshi and Bopanna, who accomplished runners-up in the US Open finals bygone afterwards accident to American top seeds Mike and Bob Bryan, accept fabricated absolutely an consequence with their bulletin of 'Stop war and Start tennis'.
After the bout and amidst a aural applause, Qureshi fabricated a afraid appeal for a more good compassionate of his nation, which has been larboard ravaged by floods.
"I feel there's a actual amiss acumen of Pakistan as a agitator country," Qureshi said."We are a friendly, caring and amiable country and we appetite accord as abundant as you all."
Qureshi's accent came on the eve of the ninth ceremony of the September 11 alarm attacks.
"Since September 11, every time I appear to the States or western countries, I feel bodies accept the amiss consequence of Pakistan as a agitator nation," he said. The amateur said Pakistan cares as abundant for accord as any added country, including the USA.
"We appetite accord in this apple as abundant as Americans appetite and the blow of the world. We are all on the aforementioned side. There are extremists in every religion, but aloof because of them you can't adjudicator the accomplished country as a agitator nation," he explained.
Calling Bopanna his best acquaintance on tour, Qureshi said he would not appetite to face the Indian in the accessible Commonwealth Games in Delhi but would be accessible for the claiming nonetheless.
"I achievement we don't get fatigued adjoin anniversary added in the aforementioned pool, but we are professionals, we apperceive that we will both try our best for our country and accord it our all. That is allotment of tennis, but this will not account any differences amid us as a aggregation or as friends," he said.